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Norton House, including garden wall to street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tenby, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6755 / 51°40'31"N

Longitude: -4.7037 / 4°42'13"W

OS Eastings: 213159

OS Northings: 200880

OS Grid: SN131008

Mapcode National: GBR GF.7H99

Mapcode Global: VH2PS.F46V

Entry Name: Norton House, including garden wall to street

Listing Date: 19 March 1951

Last Amended: 28 March 2002

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6211

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the W side of The Norton some 110m N of the junction with St John's Hill.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Tenby

Community: Tenby (Dinbych-y-pysgod)

Community: Tenby

Built-Up Area: Tenby

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Early C19 sustantial town house, probably altered in mid C19. Norton House was occupied in 1920s by C F E Allen MP JP (b 1847) former Recorder of Rangoon and Liberal MP for Pembroke Boroughs.

Exterior

House, painted stucco with slate roof behind parapet. Double pile with 2 chimney stacks each end and parapet between. Two-storey, six-window elevation. Described in 1977 as 5-window with cornice and stone band. Now 6-bay with plain stuccoed band below parapet. Unusual long French windows to first floor with Gothic glazing to top lights. Ironwork balconies to two end windows. Ground floor has 4 hornless 12-pane sashes, 2 each side of door, originally central to facade. Door has been altered since 1977 when it had a wood hood. Now recessed 4-panel door, 2 glazed panels with Tudor-arched heads, in timber surround with panelled pilasters, frieze with Tudor-arched panels and moulded cornice. Right end bay has stone Tudor-arched carriage entrance possibly remodelled since 1977. Right end wall is rendered with 12-pane first floor sash. Left end also rendered has lean-to with blank stuccoed end wall to street. Beyond to left, a length of rebuilt stuccoed wall connects to white-painted rubble stone garden wall that runs on to corner of No 32. This has central blocked 4-centred carriage arch with brick voussoirs.

Interior

Elaborate early C19 interiors of Tudor Gothic character. Large double-return stair with turned moulded newels. Doorways with Tudor arches, basically classical doorcases with Gothick detailing, panelled doors; period cornices, simple bull's-eye roses. Some heavily classical wooden fire-surrounds with early C19 iron grates.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* as a substantial late Georgian detached house of Tudor Gothic character retaining well-preserved interiors.

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